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Awareness of HIV/AIDS Pandemic in Selected Fishing Communities in North Central Nigeria

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Author(s): T. Olowosegun | A.M. Sule | O.A. Sanni | H.U. Onimisi | O.M. Olowosegun

Journal: Asian Journal of Epidemiology
ISSN 1992-1462

Volume: 1;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 17;
Date: 2008;
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Keywords: HIV/AIDS | awareness | fishing communities | North central | Nigeria

ABSTRACT
This study centers on the HIV/AIDS awareness investigation in two north central states (Kogi and Niger States) of Nigeria. A total of 100 respondents were investigated on their level of awareness of HIV/AIDS as it affects their fishing activities. It was discovered that a greater percentage (about 94%) of the respondents were aware of the disease but did not know their status. About 10% got their information from health workers while about 6% got their information from friends and relatives. Recommendations were given for better management of our fisher folks in respect of the dreaded disease HIV/AIDS for a good and balanced production.

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